- BC Games
Connect with Us
Fatal crash south of Kamloops
UPDATE: The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a single-vehicle crash near Kamloops on Sept. 25, 2013. He was Dustin Raymond Descoteau, 29, of Chemainus.
A combination of speed and alcohol use appear to have been factors in a crash on the Coquihalla Highway that killed a 29-year-old man driving a pickup truck.
The accident happened at about 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, on the highway just south of the Inks Lake exit, south of Kamloops.
Mounties say evidence indicates the 2002 Ford F350 was travelling northbound in the left (passing) lane when it drifted onto the left shoulder.
When the driver tried to turn back onto the highway, the overcorrection caused the truck to skid across two lanes of the highway and strike a cement barrier
The vehicle jumped the cement barrier and rolled down a steep embankment several times, at which time the driver, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene of the crash.
The RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Services are continuing their investigation into the cause of the collision.